UFC 251 Weigh-In Results: Kamaru Usman Vs. Jorge Masvidal
After months of waiting with anticipation, “Fight Island” is finally here! The UFC heads to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi for the company’s first of four big events. UFC 251on July 11 will feature some of the top fighters in the world today as the UFC works through the coronavirus pandemic.
Today at 9 a.m. ET, the weigh-ins went live! The main event will be Kamaru Usman defending the UFC Welterweight Title against BMF Champion Jorge Masvidal. Usman (16-1) is on a fifteen-fight win streak dating back to 2013. He beat Tyron Woodley for the title at UFC 235 and defended it against Colby Covington at UFC 245 in December. Masvidal (35-13) last fought at UFC 244 in November, beating Nate Diaz via TKO for the BMF Title. He is currently on a three-fight win streak and is 6-2 in his last eight fights.
The co-main event will be Alexander Volkanovski v. Max Holloway in a rematch for the UFC Featherweight Championship. Volkanovski (21-1), currently on an 18-fight win streak, beat Holloway (21-5) at UFC 245 in December to win the UFC Featherweight Championship.
Finally, Petr Yan will face former UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo for the vacant UFC Bantamweight Title. Yan (14-1) is on a nine-fight win streak dating back to 2016. Aldo (28-6) is 2-4 in his last six fights and lost his bantamweight debut against Marlon Moraes. The title is vacant following the retirement of Henry Cejudo.
Here is the full card and weigh-in results for UFC 251:
UFC 251 Main Card (ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET)
Kamaru Usman (c) (170) v. Jorge Masvidal (170) – UFC Welterweight Title
Alexander Volkanovski (c) (145) v. Max Holloway (145) – UFC Featherweight Title
Petr Yan (135) v. Jose Aldo (135) – vacant UFC Bantamweight Title
Jessica Andrade (115) v. Rose Namajunas (116)
Amanda Ribas (126) v. Paige VanZant (126)
UFC 251 Prelims (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
Volkan Oezdemir (205.5) v. Jiri Prochazka (205)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (171) v. Muslim Salikhov (171)
Makwan Amirkhani (146) v. Danny Henry (146)
Leonardo Santos (156) v. Roman Bogatov (155.5)
UFC Fight Pass Prelims (FIGHT PASS/ESPN/ESPN+, 6 p.m. ET)
Marcin Tybura (252) v. Maxim Grishin (223)
Raulian Paiva (129)** v. Zhalgas Zhumagulov (126)
Karol Rosa (136) v. Vanessa Melo (141)**
Martin Day (136) v. Davey Grant (136)
** Vanessa Melo missed weight for the fight
** Raulian Paiva missed weight for the fight